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Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Law Tracts. Two Volumes. Eller 238
Publisher:
Clarendon Press, London, 1762.
Description:
The first collected edition of any of Blackstone's works, four in number, with the second volume devoted entirely to his pathbreaking essay on Magna Carta, accompanied by his painstakingly edited texts of it, its confirmations, and other works
Condition:
Modern sprinkled calf, gilt, lightly browned, else a very good set, with both plates and the reproduced royal seals; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-76149
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
13TH CENTURY, English Law, Magna Carta
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
An Analysis of the Laws of England. To Which is Prefixed an Introductory Discourse on the Study of the Law. Third Edition. Eller 219; Lauechli 522
Publisher:
Printed at the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1758.
Description:
The analytical schema underlying Blackstone's "Commentaries", providing the syllabus of his Vinerian lectures at Oxford; this edition is the first to bear Blackstone's name and to contain his Introductory Discourse (delivered that year) and an index
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, the boards darkened at the joints, light browning, else quite clean with both tables, one folding; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79399
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
English Law, jurisprudence
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Tracts, Chiefly Relating to the Antiquities and Laws of England. Third Edition. Eller 240; Lauechli 553
Publisher:
Printed at the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1771.
Description:
The most complete edition of Blackstone's legal essays, said in part to be responsible for his appointment as Solicitor General, and including his famed essay on (and text of) Magna Carta, "of the first importance for the constitutional lawyer"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, the boards rubbed and marked, the first and last blanks somewhat foxed and dusty, else quite clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78133
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Family Law, jurisprudence, marriage, Magna Carta, English constitutional law
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Commentaries on the Laws of England. In Four Books. The Sixth Edition [sic]. Printed page for page with the last Oxford Edition. Four Volumes. Eller 10; Laeuchli 13 [without the two advertising leaves Laeuchli notes in volume 2]
Publisher:
Printed for John Colles, at No. 65 . . . Temple-lane [etc.], Dublin, 1775.
Description:
The first pocket edition of the Commentaries, measuring about 4x6 inches, a duodecimo printing pirated from the 1770 fourth edition printed in Oxford, the sole edition printed by John Colles, appearing within a decade of the first edition of 1765-69
Condition:
Contemporary calf, the spines lightly faded and two spine heads just chipped, a short crack to one joint, else a well preserved set; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79138
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
18TH CENTURY, English Law, jurisprudence
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Considerations on the Question, Whether Tenants by Copy of Court Roll According to The Custom of the Manor, Though not at the Will of the Lord, Are Freeholders Qualified to Vote in Elections for Knights of the Shire. Eller 232; Lauechli 541
Publisher:
Printed for R. Baldwin at the Rose in Pater-noster-Row, London, 1758.
Description:
First edition of the work evidencing "Blackstone's remarkable talent for clear, concise, fluent and methodical analysis of complex subject-matter", including (in Blackstone's opening account) a "true theory and genuine principles of liberty"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 sheep over marbled boards, some browning, else a crisp copy, with Blackstone's name added in ink on the title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78812
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Real Property, law of elections, philosophy of law
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
The Case of the Late Election for the County of Middlesex, Considered On the Principles of the Constitution, and the Authorities of Law. Eller 231 [citing the University of Chicago Library copy of 48 pages, as here]. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed for T. Cadell (Successor to Mr. Millar) in the Strand, London, 1769.
Description:
Blackstone's passionate invocation of the common law as the source of the House of Common's power to expel a member, and his principal contribution to English constitutional law outside the Commentaries; not seen by Eller and surprisingly uncommon
Condition:
Modern marbled stabbed wraps, light browning, the half-title a bit dusty, else a good, generously margined copy, 48 pages; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-77790
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
English constitutional law
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Law Tracts, Containing I. An Essay on Collateral Consanguinity II. Considerations [on Copyholders] III. The Law of Descents in Fee-Simple IV. The Great Charter and Charter of the Forest [with] an Introductory Discourse [etc.] Eller 239; Lauechli 552
Publisher:
Printed for Elizabeth Watts, in Skinner-Row, Dublin, 1767.
Description:
The only Irish printing of the first collected edition of any of Blackstone's works, four in number, including his pathbreaking essay on Magna Carta, accompanied by his painstakingly edited texts of it and its confirmations, and three other works
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, the original label preserved, light browning, very occasional pencilling, with the two tables; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78829
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
13TH CENTURY, English Law, Magna Carta
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Law Tracts. Two Volumes. Eller 238; Lauechli 551 [the Taussig copy]
Publisher:
At the Clarendon Press, London, 1762.
Description:
The first collected edition of any of Blackstone's works, four in number, with the second volume devoted entirely to his pathbreaking essay on Magna Carta, accompanied by his painstakingly edited texts of it, its confirmations, and other works
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf, marbled boards, gilt, lightly browned, else a very good set, with both plates and with the reproduced royal seals in the second volume
Book No.:
W-78660
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
13TH CENTURY, English Law, Magna Carta

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